Azerbaijan International Development Agency (AIDA) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Republic in the frame of equal partnership together with Islamic Development Bank has jointly sponsored “Fight Avoidable Blindness” campaign in Uagaduguda, Burkina Faso, on December 3-8, 2012.
During the above mentioned series of surgical operations on cataract have been undertaken for locals for free of charge and as a result, 454 persons, who were partially or fully blind, recovered sight after surgeries.
In addition during the campaign the capacity building training sessions have were conducted for 5 ophthalmologists of Burkina Faso.
The humanitarian action in which Azerbaijan has also participated was largely covered by Burkina Faso media including the main newspapers of “L’Observateur” and “Sidwaya”.
These kinds of humanitarian campaigns are planned to take place in Chad on December 19-27 of this year.